A short list of common hand conditions that we treat include trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, cysts/noncancerous tumors of the hand, and Dupuytren’s contracture. For most simple, straightforward procedures, we prefer to use a numbing block of the hand with deep sedation in consultation with the anesthesia team.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will my scar look like?
There will be stitches that you can see along the surgical scar which is usually removed after 2 weeks. You will find that the scar will go through a period of firmness and red coloration at the one to three month mark. Thereafter, it will start to soften and fade over the course of six months.
How long does it take to recover?
Typically, people may have some pain such that they need to take pain pills for one to three days. Thereafter, the discomfort level drops quite a bit and you should be able to use your hand for light activities such as writing, eating, and light typing. At six weeks, you will be able to start using your hand for heavy grasping, lifting, deep stretching exercises.
Do you perform Xiaflex injections for Dupuytren's disease?
We do not perform collagenase injections of the hand. We treat Dupuytren's disease surgically with removal of dense cords that are causing severe tethering and stiffness of the fingers.